Though it Cost You Everything
Part Two: Though it cost you everything: Get Understanding: Seek God Labels
"Give thought to the ravens; they do not put seeds into the earth, or get together grain; they have no store-houses or buildings; and God gives them their food: of how much greater value are you than the birds! [You are worth so much more than birds!]" Luke 12:24
What are the things in life you have labeled "V" for valuable? We all have things in life that we label as something of value or importance, by our own definition or understanding. Today, I want to challenge you to ask yourself: What are the things in my life I have been labeling as important? And Do they measure up what God calls value according to the Bible?
What does God label most as valuable? People. Us. Our faith and our trust in Him as well is important in God's economy? So now is a good time to ask: Are there things I should be placing value to that I am not during this holiday season?
We all have time, and no matter who you are or where you come from, for us time increases in value and so should the things that we label be. This is value in God's economy: "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believeth on Him will have everlasting life." John 3:16 I used to have a problem valuing time spent with people as much as time spent doing other things for myself. I thought that I needed to be busy getting work done to be able to call my time spent valuable. I am learning that it is not from these things that I gain anything, but it is from valuable time spent with the people in my life that I gain eternal revenues from my Father in heaven; I grow and I gain a great deal of wisdom through this as well. People consider time as money, but God considers people more valuable than time and money: They are worth giving everything to serve (Read Matthew 19:16-28).
The Bible says, With all your getting get understanding. Though it costs all you have, get wisdom. The Bible encourages us to never settle for less than highest of quality no matter where we are in life.
Ask God what things He labels as valuable and then transfer your trust in what you labeled as valuable to the things in your life God labels of eternal value. God gives us these riches every moment (in abundance) all day. After prayer, you might want to draw the things you used to label "V", put an X over them, and draw or write the things God has labeled Valuable in your life as a pleasant reminder of His blessings to you today. : )
Remember to place a V on yourself first and then on the people in your life because that is where value starts according to John 3:16. : )
Have a great and blessed day! :)
If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.